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A healthcare worker takes down a patients information at a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state is facing a "massive outbreak" in the coronavirus pandemic and that some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital space for new patients. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Friday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,847 new cases, 120 new deaths reported in state

As of 11 a.m. Friday, there have been 695,887 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 687,656 Florida residents and 8,231 non-Florida residents. There are 13,915 Florida resident deaths reported, 168 non-resident deaths, and 43,299 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m. but are occasionally delayed.


Total number of recorded cases: 695,887 (up from 693,040)
Florida resident deaths: 13,915 (up from 13,795)
Non-resident deaths: 168 (up from 166)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 14,083 (up from 13,961)

  • 2,847 total new cases reported Friday
  • 120 total new resident deaths reported Friday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Friday
  • Yesterday’s positivity rate: 4.29%
    • This percent is the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. 


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 40,016 (up from 39,908)
Deaths: 883 (up from 882)

  • 108 total new cases reported Friday
  • 1 new deaths reported Friday

Lee County: 20,244 (up from 20,191) – 466 deaths
Collier County: 12,617 (up from 12,588) – 211 deaths
Charlotte County: 3,013 (up from 3,001) – 135 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,556 (up from 1,555) – 25 deaths
Glades County: 523 (up from 517) – 4 deaths
Hendry County: 2,063 (up from 2,056) – 42 deaths


Total tested (residents): 5,192,258
Total tested (non-residents): 20,884
Total positive (residents): 687,656
Total positive (non-residents): 8,231
Total negative (residents): 4,497,495
Total negative (non-residents): 12,612

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


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REPORT COVID-19 DIAGNOSIS/TEST: International self-reporting system


The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected]. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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